MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Ends 'Fast For Peace' After 28 Hours

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Earlier, the farmers had said that the stir, which started on June 1 and saw the death of five persons in police firing, will last till June 10.

While on fast at the Dussehra maidan, the CM appealed to farmers to come and discuss their problems with him at the maidan. As hundreds of farmers held a protest there on Wednesday - demanding better prices for their crops and loan waivers - the police opened fire to control the crowd. He said he would ensure farmers don't face amy problems.

He also said that the farmers will be compensated for their losses.

Farmers in Tamil Nadu are back on the streets, this time in Chennai's Chepauk area, to stage a symbolic 32-day protest to remind the state and the Centre of their demands.

"CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan indulged in drama by going on a hunger strike while the PM, who tweets on anything that happens across the world, is not saying a word on what has been done to farmers in a BJPruled state", he said.

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"I totally stand by Shivraj Chouhan's fast for peace and support him in this initiative". The curfew will remain in Pipliamandi police station area which is 15 km from Mandsaur district headquarters and where five farmers were killed in separate police firings during the agitation.

Union Ministers Thaawarchand Gehlot and Narendra Tomar and BJP vice-president Kailash Vijayvargiya - they are from Madhya Pradesh - were present when Chouhan ended his fast at the instance of former Chief Minister and party veteran Kailash Joshi.

The Congress Party condemned detention of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Madhya Pradesh, dubbing the whole incident as "undemocratic".

Claiming that the majority of the population in Madhya Pradesh is dependent on farming, Chouhan earlier in the day said that the state can not progress without farmers. Despite telling them that she had a rod in her leg and had been sitting at home for one-and-a-half-years, the police beat her up. "It is painful that these young people are our own and the elements leading them are also our own", he said. The farmers are being given loans at no interest rates. Chouhan should have gone to meet his wife and the child and family of other farmers, who were killed. He also thanked his supporters who accompanied him at Bhopal's Dussehra Maidan.

The Chief Minister said his government had already implemented numerous M.S. Swaminathan Committee recommendations.

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